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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Deep In Thought

Dave has chosen this week's Headbanger Challenge. And being the first February 29th for four years, almost predictably then he has gone for 'leap'.

When I first saw the theme I instantly thought of frogs. Unfortunately it's too early in the year for the amphibians. We do get several in the garden, and for the past few years, our pond has been full of spawn and then tadpoles. It amazes me how they manage to climb out of the pond and hop away to all corners of the garden.

Another thought was of trying to get a shot of Marmalade leaping off the stair-rail and onto my desk. It always amazes me how he manages to tight-walk along the narrow ledge without falling off and tumbling down the stairs and ending up in a heap in the hallway! Fortunately it has not happened up to yet and his nine lives are still in tact.

So instead I've found this shot of a motorcyclist leaping in the air and almost over the Council House a couple of summers ago, when some stunt motorcyclists gave a demonstration in the Old Market Square. It's not something that I have ever fancied doing. In fact I don't even fancy riding a motorbike. I'm far too much of a coward to do such things, and I don't like travelling fast, unless I'm in an airliner going somewhere sunny.

Today's blog post is more like it. Sitting in a pub with a pint of real ale and reading the newspaper or chatting to friends etc. For some reason this guy reminds me of the author and playwright Alan Bennett. I don't know if it is the tweed jacket, the short back and sides or the glasses. Whoever he is, I'm sure that his at peace with the world.

For more leaping shots from the other Headbangers, please pop over to their pages and enjoy this piece of music from those heady, carefree days of the late 1960s.